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Alexandria Maese grew up knowing firsthand how international affairs hit home. “My dad is a U.S. Army veteran, and so part of the direction I’ve taken has been to try to understand that perspective,” Maese said. “My mom came from Mexico as a student and has always emphasized the importance of school especially, because not everyone has the opportunity —...
Kristy Dohnel grew up in a small town of around 4,000 people; she lived in a mobile home on a 100-acre ranch. From little Bishop, California, she moved to Tempe to attend Arizona State University. Upon arriving, Dohnel didn’t know a single person on campus, but that didn’t stop her from getting involved. She is now two and a half...
Bruce Rittmann , director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Phosphorus Forum 2019 in Washington, D.C., on April 5. Rittmann will discuss “Minimizing P loss and Maximizing Value.” The annual conference attracts scientists and NGOs focused on water quality issues, nutrient recovery technology companies, fertilizer...
The Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University just turned 1, but success has it growing in stature and size. The formula? Offer a one-of-a-kind urban experience in an intimate setting. ASU students are discovering the nation’s capital is made up of more than just museums, government agencies and historic buildings. It also...
There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and usually put aside with the day’s second cup of coffee. The second is the latest natural disaster: Houston, Puerto Rico, Northern California. The disaster memory half-life is very short. “In about nine months, people forget,” said Jeffery...
Law enforcement organizations across the United States have recently arrested multiple people charged with various crimes that include organizing, operating or paying for services from human trafficking rings . To learn more about human trafficking and how current and future technologies can help address the problem, ASU Now spoke with Kristen Abrams , the senior director of combatting human trafficking...
From the rise of artificial intelligence to the future of water, Arizona State University faculty and students discussed a slew of science topics at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest science and technology society, and its annual meeting draws thousands of scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers and journalists from...
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho , an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University, saw education as a portal to a better life. “My mom and my dad were janitors who didn’t really have many opportunities, the pinnacle of what I thought I could be was a cashier,” she said...
Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once again been named one of the top 10 think tanks for science and technology policy in the latest edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go To Think Tank Index.” This is the third consecutive...

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